Fidelity China Special names Nicholas Bull as chairman
Mr. Bull is Chairman of hotel group, De Vere, and Chairman of the Advisory Board of City stockbroker Westhouse Securities. He’s also a Member of Council of the University of Exeter, a trustee of the Design Museum, and Deputy Chairman of the trustees of the Conran Foundation.
Previously, Mr. Bull worked for 30 years as a corporate finance practitioner with Morgan Grenfell (subsequently Deutsche Bank), Societe Generale, and ABN AMRO in London, Sydney, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He’s a qualified chartered accountant.
The firm also said that Andrew Wells has retired from the board and John Ford has been appointed in his place.
Mr. Wells is FIL’s Global Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, leads FIL’s Investment Solutions Group (ISG) and has been a member of FIL’s Global Operating Committee since November 2010.
He has over 20 years of investment experience, particularly in Asia, having worked as a portfolio manager in FIL’s Hong Kong office from 2002, becoming FIL’s Chief Investment Officer for Asian Fixed Income in 2005.
In 2007, Mr. Wells became Global CIO Fixed Income for FIL, responsible for developing the fixed income investment process, team, and structure.
Mr. Ford has been FIL Limited’s (FIL) Global Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Solutions and Real Estate and has been a member of FIL’s Global Operating Committee since 2016.
Prior to this, he was Chief Investment Officer for FIL’s entire Asia Pacific region from 2008.
Mr. Ford joined FIL in 2005 as the Hong Kong based Managing Director of its operations in South East Asia before becoming the Chief Investment Officer in 2006 for Japan. He has worked in the asset management industry since 1986, having spent 19 years at Schroders. ■
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